A premium control platform in three months’ time

Van Berge Henegouwen integrates the latest luxury technology for controlling entertainment and smart living on board super yachts. They asked us to develop, in just three months, a premium, easy-to-use professional user experience system to show at the Monaco yacht show. Yacht owners like to keep up with technological gizmos and trends, while their personal staff and ship crew should be able to operate all features intuitively.
“Cooperating with Hike One has yielded wonderful results. At the yacht show in Monaco we were the 'talk of the town' in a good way. Both new and existing customers have put in many requests.”

Ameet Sarvaiya

Chief Technology Officer at Van Berge Henegouwen

Personalising the experience

We expanded on the nifty white label system that was already in place so that the VBH Pivot product can easily be skinned to suit any yacht. You can even choose your ship’s own (brand) colours. 

400 icons in 4 days

The interface changes came with a whole new range of icons, for instance for opening and closing windows or curtains, and for moving the television set up and down. With an average of 100 units per day, the visual design team managed to create an immense number of icons  that were implemented in the system.

“Pivot looks premium and is easy to use: we’re happy to have delivered such a professional user experience in a relatively short period of time”

Suzanne Wensveen

Team Lead Interaction Designer

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